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 Hampstead & Highgate
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Glenda Jackson Labour 16,601 46.9 -10.5
Andrew Mennear Conservative 8,725 24.6 -2.6
Jonathan Simpson Liberal Democrat 7,273 20.5 +8.1
Andrew Cornwell Green 1,654 4.7  
Helen Cooper Socialist Alliance 559 1.6  
Brian McDermott UK Independence 316 0.9 +0.6
Sister Xnunoftheabove Independent 144 0.4  
Mary Teale ProLife Alliance 92 0.3  
Amos Klein Independent 43 0.1  
Majority 7,876 22.2
Turnout 35,407 54.2 -13.7
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 4.0% from Labour to Conservative

Description
This is the seat of double Oscar winner Glenda Jackson, who took the seat from the Conservatives in 1992.

Hampstead and Highgate is often associated with millionaires, leafy suburbs and large houses. Areas such as this do exist in the constituency, notably, Hampstead village and Belsize Park. There is a high percentage of people working in professional and managerial roles - over 60%.

The area is a haven for media celebrities including Noel and Liam Gallagher, Donna Air, Natalie Appleton of All Saints, Mel C and Boy George, though such famous and wealthy residents reflect only one aspect of this constituency.

The seat also includes Kilburn, Swiss Cottage and Fortune Green. Most Labour support comes from these areas. Fifteen per cent of the population here is non-white. The main Afro-Caribbean community comes from Kilburn, which also has a large Irish population.

Its most famous feature has to be Hampstead Heath, with its 800 acres of open space, which includes Kenwood House. The constituency is also home to the famous Royal Free hospital.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Hampstead & Highgate
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Glenda Jackson Labour 25,275 57.4
Elizabeth Gibson Conservative 11,991 27.2
Bridget Fox Liberal Democrat 5,481 12.4
Monima Siddique Referendum 667 1.5
Jonathan Leslie Natural Law 147 0.3
Ronnie Carroll Rainbow 141 0.3
P Prince UK Independence 123 0.3
Robert Harris Humanist 105 0.2
Captain Rizz Independent 101 0.2
Majority 13,284 30.2
Turnout 44,031 67.9
 
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